Ensemble Dal Niente has been awarded the Kranichstein Music Prize, the highest honor for performers at the 46th Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (International Summer Courses for New Music) in Darmstadt, Germany.
Composer Noah Keesecker wins an award from the American Composers Forum and Jerome Foundation to support a new piece for Ensemble Dal Niente scored for octet with electronics and synced video projection.
Composer Evan Johnson and Ensemble Dal Niente win a commissioning grant from Meet The Composer for a new work, die bewegung der augen, to be premiered at the 46th International Summer Courses in Darmstadt, Germany.
Internationale Musikinstitut Darmstadt announces the composers chosen to work with Ensemble Dal Niente, composer Hans Thomalla, and cellist Lucas Fels of the Arditti Quartet, in a two-part composition workshop culminating in July, 2012 at the 46th International Summer Music Courses in Darmstadt, Germany.
The composers are:
Teresa Carrasco (Spain)
Santiago Diez-Fischer (Argentina/France)
Michael Duffy (USA)
Mauricio Pauly (Costa Rica/UK)
Christopher Trapani (USA)
Daniel Vezza (USA)
The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University awards a major commissioning grant to Ensemble Dal Niente and composer Aaron Einbond to fund the creation and performance of a new work. To be premiered in spring of 2012, Einbond’s piece will feature live processed soprano voice with acoustic ensemble and electronics.
Ensemble Dal Niente is awarded a grant from the Aaron Copland Foundation to help fund UNBOUND, a four-part festival of American chamber music, to be presented in spring 2011. For more information, visit www.coplandfund.org.
Ensemble Dal Niente is awarded a Kranichsteiner Stipendienpreise at the 45th Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany (Darmstadt Summer Music Course). The group participated in the ENSEMBLE 2010 program alongside other top, young ensembles from around the world.
“Dal Niente closes season with memorable program of modern French music”
Review of season finale, “French Music”, from Chicago Classical Review.
“Spanning the spectralists: Dal Niente shines light on modern classical’s brainiest movement”
Article in TimeOut Chicago about Dal Niente’s daunting season closer of French music.
Ensemble Dal Niente wins a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support UNBOUND, a four-part festival of American chamber music featuring music by Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, Roger Sessions, George Crumb, Frank Zappa, John Zorn, Augusta Read Thomas, Jacob Druckman, and others during the 2010-11 season.